Laurie Utterback has joined the team at ArtsEd Washington as the new LUProgram Manager. She’s no stranger to the organization, having served as the project manager guiding the adaptation of ArtsEd Washington Principals Arts Leadership training program for K-12 district-wide use in Seattle Public Schools in support of The Creative Advantage, a partnership between Seattle’s Office for Arts & Culture and Seattle Public Schools. During this year-long project she also supervised development of a comprehensive program guide with context, research, resources, and support materials for the Principals Arts Leadership program.

Before coming to ArtsEd Washington, Laurie was an Instructional Designer and Editor at University of Washington Educational Outreach, collaborating with University and contract faculty to assess learning outcomes, design learning activities, and write text for publication in Web-based instructional sites and printed course guides. She spent several years coordinating curriculum and program operations and supervising instruction at the UW Educational Outreach’s Summer Day Program for children, and also taught creative writing in this program to students ages 6-12.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors at Annex Theatre on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, and on the Arts Committee at The Center School, Seattle’s arts-focused public high school located in the Seattle Center.

Laurie can be reached at office[at]artsedwashington[dot]org.